The Healthy Workplace Nudge

Thinking About Wellness?


Workplace wellness programs as we know them aren’t working. Based on two years of research with hundreds of leaders across multiple industries, the findings are a wake-up call. In the book, Dr. Michael O’Neill, a Senior Research Strategist at Haworth, explains the concept of behavioral economics and explores the connection between workspace design and employee well-being that goes beyond physical health.


Workspace Nudge™ Book Tour

Are you driven to fuel an engaged workforce, attract top talent, develop high-performance environments and bring innovative practices to your clients?

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Learn how to design specific cues within the workspace to nudge people into healthier behaviors.

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Move, Focus, and Connect

As humans, we all perform better when we are feeling our healthiest, so how does our workspace environment impact it?  It starts with a few simple "nudges."

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Promote Organizational Well-Being

Discover how office design features, interior architecture, furnishings, and technology can be designed to “nudge” people towards behaviors and decisions that reduce stress and positively influence their well-being.


Discover Workspace Nudge™ research and design tips that foster well-being—which leads to success for organizations.

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Discover Workspace Nudge™ research and design tips that foster well-being—which leads to success for organizations.

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About the Authors


Dr. Michael O'Neill

Dr. Michael O'Neill holds a B.A. in psychology, an M. Arch and Ph.D. in Architecture. With 20+ years in the industry, Michael is based in the US as the Lead for Haworth's Research, Workplace Strategy, and Business Intelligence departments. Workplace Research takes a broad global perspective to identify future trends and offer practical insights for workspace strategy, planning, and products.


Rex Miller

Rex Miller is an internationally award winning author, respected futurist, elite coach, and compelling keynote speaker. His mindSHIFT process brings a unique crowdsourced approach to tackling complex leadership challenges. In partnership with Haworth, this process has won both the CoreNet Global Innovators Award and Industry Excellence Award.


Phil Williams

Phil Williams has 30 years of industry experience and is recognized for his comprehensive approach. This includes his appreciation for the dynamics of building ownership and development, the nuance of design, the detail of engineering, the pace of commercial construction, and the discipline of facilities and operations. He serves as the Industry Chair for the Center for the Built Environment and is on the Boards of USGBC's Northern California Region.